Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sewing disaster averted.

You know how I can't sew? How the thought of sewing makes me cringe? How whenever I have to do it (even though I usually volunteer) I complain and complain about it? Well, not today. Today I present a completed sewing project that only took about three hours from start to finish. I think. Uh, well I guess it was longer, I had to iron the fabric. It doesn't matter. The point is. I recovered the hideous old pillows that sit on my living room couch. It may not sound like much but there are six of them and they are rather large (two feet by two feet).

This project made a horrible mess. It turns out the pillows are feather pillows and they were starting to shed a bit. Duck down was escaping from the actual pillows into the decorative cases which led to my living room looking like Huey, Dewey, and Louie had murdered old man McDuck for those millions (and his monocle!). Also they were full of dust. It was a very sneezy time for awhile while I was ripping those things apart. Can you put awhile and while next to each other in a sentence? Well, I did.

Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, Who brags about making pillows? Woohoo, you sewed a square, way to accomplish the ordinary! And you're right. Most people wouldn't brag about making pillows. Then again most people haven't sewn their fingernail into a Halloween costume while it was still attached to their hand. Most people don't consider their sewing machine their nemesis. Most people don't spend hours on the simplest of projects begging for the sweet, sweet release of death. You see I am no ordinary woman. And for my encore I'm going to try to make a purse. GASP! That's right. I even bought a pattern (the orange one in the corner, my version will be blue with robots on it).


Yes, I am the last person on earth still saying Booyah. It's me and Cyborg and he got canceled.

The fabric that you see in the trash bag there is the old stuff, unattractive and cigarette stained from a previous owner. The close up of the new fabric which is a printed bark cloth called Beatnik from Big Kahuna.


Comments on "Sewing disaster averted."


Blogger Rebel said ... (3/13/2008 11:24 AM) : 

Um.... I brag about sewing squares! Heck - I give my sewing machine gold stars anytime I sew something!

Yay for pillows! They look fantastic.

I know what you mean about the duck murder, I finally got rid of my Down comforter because the feathers were always slipping out of the blanket and flying all over the place.


Blogger Trillian42 said ... (3/13/2008 1:06 PM) : 

Yay! Today, pillows. Tomorrow, a bag. Next week, who knows! :D

They look great - good for you. I see nothing wrong with bragging about sewing squares.


Blogger ZantiMissKnit said ... (3/13/2008 1:29 PM) : 

Booyah! There, I said it too.
I love those. I LOVE that fabric. ZMrK has an old gross pillow that size on the couch; it's all stained from Diet Coke getting spilled on it. I should cover it up.

Now let's not talk about the mangy Cookie-Monster-lookin' pillow *I* have. . .


Blogger Bezzie said ... (3/13/2008 4:08 PM) : 

I bragged about handsewing boring blue couch pillows--yours are much cooler!


Blogger Stitchcounter said ... (3/13/2008 5:52 PM) : 

Hey, you made 6 pillows and they fit--go ahead and brag. They are very pretty. Watch out sewing world, you may yet come into your own.


Blogger Batty said ... (3/13/2008 6:20 PM) : 

You're my role model! I almost failed home ec in the 7th grade because I was too inept to sew a pillow. You have gone and done the impossible!


Blogger Zonda said ... (3/14/2008 3:55 AM) : 

Excellent pillows, love that fabric. Hee..I thought I was the only one who sewed parts of their fingers...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3/23/2008 6:05 PM) : 

Woo hoo!!! You made pillows!!

Brag on, sister!! Sewing is sewing. You get bragging rights.

And, they are lovely.


Anonymous olpp said ... (3/26/2008 5:55 AM) : 

You are seriously beyond awesome. I'd go so far as to say "super cool", but I'd say it with a French accent.


Blogger Farrah said ... (3/26/2008 12:26 PM) : 

Hi, there-
I just wanted to check in to see if I can be helpful in figuring out the yarn requirements for the romper in Chic Knits for Stylish Babies...I know what you mean about them being hard to figure out! I don't have the book with me, but I can forward what it says if you'd like.


Blogger loveyawork said ... (4/07/2008 7:21 PM) : 

Love your cushies.The fabric is fabulous.Where,oh where did you find it??Please tell.
I also love the complimenting plain side,very resourceful.


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